Resistance and Rebellion

Author: Roger D. Petersen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139428163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe explains how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes. The book shows how a sequence of casual forces - social norms, focal points, rational calculation - operate to drive individuals into roles of passive resistance and, at a second stage, into participation in community-based rebellion organization. By linking the operation of these mechanisms to observable social structures, the work generates predictions about which types of community and society are most likely to form and sustain resistance and rebellion. The empirical material centres around Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance in both the 1940s and the 1987–91 period. Using the Lithuanian experience as a baseline, comparisons with several other Eastern European countries demonstrate the breadth and depth of the theory. The book contributes to both the general literature on political violence and protest, as well as the theoretical literature on collective action.


Author: Johannes Paulmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486833049
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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das Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte ist ein Forum für Experten au sden europäischen Ländern zu Themen, Problemen und Grundsatzfragen der europäischen Geschichte, ein Podium für die Diskussion von Forschungstrends und Forschungsergebnissen aus Europa und Übersee und eine Arena für Originalbeiträge vorwiegend jüngerer Wissenschaftler. Schwerpunktthema: "Europäische lieux de mémoire?" Beiträge von Peter Funke, Bernd Schneidmüller, Jean-Marie Moeglin, Robert J. W. Evans, Günther Lottes und Gustavo Corni, weitere Beiträge Volker Jarren: Europäische Diplomatie im Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV. Das Beispiel Johann Daniel Kramprichs von Kronenfeld (1622-1693); Wolfgang Burgdorf: "Süße Träume". Vorbehalte gegen europäische Einigungskonzeptionen in der Frühen Neuzeit; Marie-Emmanuelle Reytier: Die deutschen Katholiken und der Gedanke der europäischen Einigung 1945-1949. Wende oder Kontinuität?; Karl Otmar Freiherr von Aretin: Die deutsch-sowjetischen Historikerkolloquien in den Jahren 1972-1981. Ein Erfahrungsbericht; Forschungsbericht: Roman Czaja: Europäische Städteatlanten Europa-Institute und Europa-Projekte: Das Nanovic-Institute for European Studies an der University of Notre Dame; Auswahlbibliographie.

Historical Dictionary of Lithuania

Author: Saulius A. Suziedelis
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810875365
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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lithuania will serve as a useful introduction to virtually all aspects of Lithuania's historical experience, including the country's relations with its neighbors. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

The Politics of Social Ties

Author: Mila Dragojevic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317020057
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews and an original survey of 1,200 local Serbs and ethnic Serbian refugees fleeing violent conflict in Bosnia and Croatia, The Politics of Social Ties argues that those immigrants who form close interpersonal networks with others who share their experiences, such as the loss of family, friends, and home, in addition to the memory of ethnic violence from past wars, are more likely to vote for nationalist parties. Any political mobilization occurring within these interpersonal networks is not strategic, rather, individuals engage in political discussion with people who have a greater capacity for mutual empathy over the course of discussing other daily concerns. This book adds the dimension of ethnic identity to the analysis of individual political behavior, without treating ethnic groups as homogeneous social categories. It adds valuable insight to the existing literature on political behavior by emphasizing the role of social ties among individuals.